Last night was the first String Cheese Incident show of Electric Forest 2012. They came out with guns blazing, doing some serious jamming right off the bat with Smile, Close Your Eyes > Orange Blossom Special. They also debuted their new single Can’t Wait Another Day to close the set. I think this song has a lot of potential but it was lacking a jam this time around. We’ll see how it evolves through the tour.
Second set opened with Climb, a favorite of mine and then the band switched gears and rode the electronic untzy sound the rest of the show. Valley of the Jig was hard and heavy, way back home was long and spacey- how it should be, and then Desert Dawn culminated with a full on dubstep jam. Not unlike the Kashmir at last year’s Electric Forest.
But don’t take my word for it, I’m on couch tour until the west coast. What do you think of the setlist/performance? Add your comments below!
Download the show from Live Cheese here
String Cheese Incident / Electric Forest / 06.29.2012
Smile*, Close Your Eyes > Orange Blossom Special^, Look At Where We Are, Pack It Up, Give Me The Love, Can’t Wait
Climb, Jam > Rhythm Of The Road~, Colliding, Doin’ My Time#, VOTJ, Way Back Home, Texas
E: Desert Dawn
*(with Billy Flubs)
^(with Mystery Tease)
~Last Sesame Street Theme NYE 2000 run (details will follow later)
#Brief Black Market tease